Speed Boots fitting
Size and Fit
Compared to inline fitness skates, the speed boots are smaller and have harder paddings. Also the fit is closer to the foot. This increases the risk of ankle pain, hurting toes, burning soles, pressure points. Result is blisters, small wounds and insecurity during skating.
Due to this it is important to select speed boots that fits your feet. Make sure you do not get a boot that is too big.
With heat moulding of your speed boots you achieve a better fit, and then a better skating experience. Not all, but some modern speed boots are heat mouldable. Some boots have heatmouldable foam inside the padding, other boots you can shape the shell with heat (often with carbonfiber boots).
If you want to remove a pressure point of a heatmouldable carbon boot, we recommend that you carefully do this with a heat blower. Move the heat gun from side to side over the point minimum 20 cm from the boot. Same time take a round tool (like a backend of a screw driver) and put pressure on the shell at the point same time. As soon as you feel the shell is moving a bit, then remove the heat gun and let the boot cool down. Repeat if neccessary.
When heat moulding boots, we generally recommend that you are very carefull, always follow the instructions of the manufacturer, and are aware that the guarantee do not cover a head moulding done the wrong way.
Also read this detailed guide from Powerslide.